This searchable database of projects represents the range and diversity of work in the New Urbanism. From regional-scale visions to single-building historic renovations, CNU members and their allies build places people love through land use planning, development, policy, and advocacy. If you are aware of a project that you believe should be part of the database, please email Robert Steuteville or Lauren Mayer.
Westlawn Gardens #thisisCNU
Born as a public housing tract on Milwaukee’s northwest side, Westlawn was originally developed in the 1950s to provide affordable dwellings for families.
Storrs Center #thisisCNU
For a town with a major educational institution—the University of Connecticut—Mansfield was surprisingly short of urban amenities until a few years ago.
Highlands Garden Village #thisisCNU
For a century, the 27-acre Elitch Gardens amusement park was an exciting destination for Denver, CO—until the facility moved in the 1990s.
From parking lot to urban tour-de-force #thisisCNU
Los Angeles, California
For the University of California in Los Angeles, the Weyburn project is more than just graduate student housing.
Martin Luther King Plaza #thisisCNU
The Hawthorne neighborhood in Philadelphia has come back to life—catalyzed by Martin Luther King Plaza, the redevelopment of a former high-rise public housing project.
Baldwin Park #thisisCNU
In the mid-1990s, the City of Orlando faced the closure of the 1,100-acre Naval Training Center, two miles from downtown. The easiest reuse option for the land would have included big box stores, an office park, and/or suburban housing pods.
Granary Row #thisisCNU
Salt Lake City, Utah
The width of streets in Salt Lake City are legendary. According to a popular story, Brigham Young, who led the Mormons in founding the city, wanted a team of oxen to be able to turn around in the street with room to spare.
Porchfest, Decatur, Georgia #thisisCNU
For one warm fall Sunday afternoon, “the most diverse musical lineup of any festival in Georgia,” according to one reviewer, transformed a neighborhood in Decatur, an inner-ring suburb of Atlanta.
SMTX Tactical Urbanism #thisisCNU
San Marcos, Texas
For one day in June 2014, the City of San Marcos worked to re-envision downtown using "Tactical Urbanism." Workers converted two blocks of street from one-way to two-way traffic using temporary paint.
Southside, Greensboro, North Carolina
In the mid-1990s, downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, was lifeless: "There were no white table restaurants, nothing happened after five o'clock, and all of the retail had moved out," says Andy Scott, the city economic development director.”